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Feb 20, 2013 3:00pm PST
and to our economy. cbp would have to furlough all of its employees reduce overtime, and eliminate hiring to back-fill positions. >> michael: in all, homeland security would lose 5,000 agents. that is a big deal. next up, gun control. the president wants universal background checks but a sequester would make such a system difficult to enact would it would mean cuts in agents and federal attorneys. and then there is education. the president has called for universal preschooling but the sequester would slash $400 million from head start and that means nearly 63,000 children would be dropped from the program. the republicans outlook seems to be, if we can break the economy now, we have bought the presidency in 2016. joining me now is juana summers, she comes to us from washington, d.c. welcome back inside "the war room." >> thanks for having me back. >> michael: so how damaging actually will these cuts be to the president's second term agenda. >> it's important to note when you talk about sequestration it touches every part of the american economy, big prior advertise t
Feb 19, 2013 3:00pm PST
. >> obama: these cuts are not smart. they are not fair. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment roles. this is not an abstraction. people will lose their jobs. >> michael: now time sequester to jobs of public safety seems like a smart move but the house and baner is not impressed. but once again the president offered no. weighing in during a chat hosted by political key. >> they are dumb. they are stupid, stupid, stupid. they're stupid because first of all. >> they are. >> look, there is no business in the country that makes these cuts across the board. you go in there and you try to surgically cut those things that have the least adverse on productiveity. >> michael: he said stupid stupid, stupid. bowels and simpson are trying to get it under control but to do that they say the sequester must be averted. we'll go in with donnie fowler. back at washington vice president biden took his gun safety to facebook. the town hall was streamed live and one of the first questions asked was how law-abiding citizens would protect themselves with
Feb 21, 2013 3:00pm PST
these big problems. it creates a lot of uncertainty in our economy. >> michael: i mean that's that bully pulpit you were just referring to. the only guy who seems in charge. >> right exactly. and can you imagine what would happen if harry reid had shut down the senate and gone away for nine days, and the republican president they would have gone ballistic. the american people right now want something done. they see this president's proposal as a good, strong compromise. compromise is not a four-letter word but to these republicans it is. all it is to the american people is game playing. when you have a president that's already cut these budgets and handles the deficit by 725 trillion-dollar when he has got a plan that takes us another $1.8 trillion which includes some revenue on the richest of americans, that makes sense to people. so you know, i just think if they're going it take--if they think that they're going to drive this issue into the 2014 elections, you know, they got another think coming. >> michael: i don't understand where they go for these 2014 elections. steve israel said
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